The government on Wednesday announced a public holiday across the country on the 9th and 10th Muharram.

According to the notification, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has approved the two-day public holiday for Ashura on 8 and 9 August 2022 (Monday and Tuesday).

“It is for general information that the Prime Minister is pleased to declare 8th and 9th August 2022 (Monday and Tuesday) as public holidays on the occasion of Ashura (9th & 10th Muharram 1444 AH).

According to the notification, all private and government offices, educational institutes, businesses, and other activities would remain shut during the two days.